Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks pulled back from steeper
losses in futures trading to open slightly lower on Friday after
a U.S. jobs report that was tepid enough to lower bets for
faster future interest rate hikes, but not enough to fan fears
of an economic slowdown.
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average  .DJI  fell 28.85 points,
or 0.12 percent, at the open to 24,918.82.
    The S&P 500  .SPX  opened lower by 4.69 points, or 0.17
percent, at 2,691.26. The Nasdaq Composite  .IXIC  dropped 24.77
points, or 0.34 percent, to 7,163.49 at the opening bell.

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